El Desafio: ETA Documentary Series Overview


An eight-episode documentary series about the fight of Spanish military police, the Guardia Civil, against the terrorist group for the independence of the Basque Country known as ETA.

El Desafio: ETA (original title) and The Challenge: ETA (English title).


Documentary miniseries from Amazon that tells the story of the terrorist group ETA from its first assassination in 1968 until its dissolution in 2018, as well as the fight of the Spanish Government and the Civil Guard against it.

The production traces a breath-taking, unprecedented historical journey that includes unpublished testimonies of key faces and never-before-seen images.

Told by real characters in the first person, it includes extensive interviews with 4 former presidents of the Government -Felipe González, José María Aznar, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Mariano Rajoy, who confronted the terrorist organization politically and with the police.

The former Lehendakaris, Garaikoetxea and Ardanza, the former Head of the Royal Household, Fernando Almansa, as well as journalists, senior officials of the Civil Guard and former members of ETA also contribute their perspective.

El Desafio: ETA Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
  • Presenter(s):
  • Director(s): Hugo Steven.
  • Producer(s):
    • Itsaso Gallego … line producer (9 episodes, 2020).
    • Guillermo Gómez … executive producer (9 episodes, 2020).
    • Laura Martínez … producer (9 episodes, 2020).
    • Luis Velo … executive producer (9 episodes, 2020).
    • Esther Vivas … producer (9 episodes, 2020).
    • Alberto Frigerio … Production on set (8 episodes, 2020).
    • Macu Jackson … producer (8 episodes, 2020).
    • Laura Jouve … producer (8 episodes, 2020).
    • Javi Mateos … Production on set (8 episodes, 2020).
    • María José Vallano … producer (8 episodes, 2020).
  • Writer(s): David Zurdo.
  • Music: Sergio Jimenez Lacima.
  • Cinematography: Juan Luis Cabellos and Angel Iguacel.
  • Editor(s):
    • Nacho Ruiz Capillas … (5 episodes, 2020).
    • Darío García García … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Arantxa Galán … (1 episode, 2020).
    • Martina Seminara … (1 episode, 2020).
  • Production: Amazon Studios.
  • Distributor(s): Amazon Prime Video.
  • Release Date: 29 October 2020 (US) and 30 October 2020 (Spain, Internet).
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Spain.
  • Language: Spanish.

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